Business Studies

Business Studies 2021-02-19T16:37:48+02:00

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Staff

Subject Head
Richard Gilbert: BA, GEPC
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Beän van Eeden: BEd (Hons) (NMMU)
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Benji Ekron
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Zaine Marx
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Overview

Since being offered at the start of 2006, Business Studies has grown and become a popular choice of pupils in the FET phase.
Some of the areas that Business Studies focuses on are as follows :

Business Environments

Business Operations

Business Roles

Business Ventures

Brief Policy

To ensure that all students acquire and apply essential business knowledge, skills and principles to productively and profitably conduct business in changing business environments. Create business opportunities, creatively solve problems and take risks, respecting the rights of others and environmental sustainability.

Apply basic leadership and management skills and principles while working with others to accomplish business goals. Be motivated, self-directed, reflective lifelong learners who responsibly manage themselves and their activities while working towards business goals. Be committed to developing others, as well as self, through business opportunities and ventures.

Homework

Homework will be set as often as possible, every day if necessary. Grade 12 students will also be expected to complete old exam questions, as part of their revision on work previously covered, while exemplars provided by the education department should also be worked through as part of revision. Any homework not done should be followed up and punished suitably by the teacher concerned.

Grade 10 Information

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Micro environment: Components/ features of the   micro/internal business environment Business functions and the activities of the business
Market environment: Components/ features of the market   environment The concept of quality
Macro environment: Components/ features of the market   environment
Interrelationship of micro, market and macro environments
Business sectors
Contemporary socio-economic issues
BUSINESS VENTURES BUSINESS ROLES
Entrepreneurial   qualities Social responsibility
Forms of ownership Creative thinking and   problem solving
Business opportunity and   related factors Self-management
Business location   decision Relationships and team   performance
Contracts
Presentation of business   information
Business plan

Tests and Forms of Assessment

Term 1    1 standardised class test; 1 case study

Term 2    1 standardised class test; 1 presentation

Term 3    2 standardised class test; 1 project

Term 4    1 November Examination

Examinations

Examinations are written in June (internal) and November (external)

Textbooks

Platinum, Grade 10

Grade 11 Information

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS TERM BUSINESS OPERATIONS TERM
Influences   of business environments 1 Marketing   function 2
Challenges   of the business environment 1 Production   function 2
Adapting to   challenges of the business environments 1 Introduction   to Human Resources 4
Contemporary   socio-economic issues 1
Business   sectors 1

Tests and Forms of Assessment

Term 1    1 standardised class test; 1 case study

Term 2    1 standardised class test; 1 presentation

Term 3    2 standardised class test; 1 project

Term 4    1 November Examination

Examinations

Examinations are written in June (internal) and November (external)

Textbooks

Platinum, Grade 11

Grade 12 Information

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS TERM BUSINESS OPERATIONS TERM
1.1. Macro environment:Impact of recent legislation on business 1 2.1 Human resources function 1
1.2 Macro environment:Business strategies 1 2.2 Quality of performance 2
1.3 Business sectors and their environments 2
BUSINESS VENTURES TERM BUSINESS ROLES TERM
1.1 Management and leadership 2 2.1 Ethics and professionalism 1
1.2 Investment: Securities/Opportunities 2 2.2 Creative thinking and Problem-solving 1
1.3 Investment:Insurance 2 2.3 Social Responsibility and Corporate CitizenshipCorporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Corporate Social Investment (CSI)

3
1.4 Forms of ownership with the focus on how they can   contribute to the success/failure of a business. 3 2.4 Human rights, inclusivity and environmental issues 3
1.5 Presentation and data response 3 2.5 Team performance assessmentConflict management 2

Tests and Forms of Assessment

Term 1    1 standardised class test; 1 case study

Term 2    1 presentation

Term 3    1 project and Trial Examination

Term 4    1 November Examination

Examinations

Examinations are written in June (internal) and November (external)

Textbooks

X-Kit, Grade 12